PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes at Drury Lane's Sweeney Todd, Starring Gregg Edelman

News   PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes at Drury Lane's Sweeney Todd, Starring Gregg Edelman
Emily Rohm and George Andrew Wolff, two stars of Drury Lane Theatre's technically-stunning production of Sweeney Todd, offer an exclusive backstage look at the show.

Rohm and Wolff play Johanna and Beadle Bamford, respectively.

The pair invite readers to meet the company, tour the venue and view the "chair trick" in action.

Here is a first look backstage at Drury Lane Theatre's Sweeney Todd:

Four-time Tony Award nominee Gregg Edelman, who appeared in the original cast of Sondheim's Passion, the revival of Into the Woods, as well as City of Angels, Anna Karenina and 1776 on Broadway, stars in the title role of the murderous barber hell-bent on revenge, opposite Liz McCartney (Phantom of the Opera, Taboo, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as his accomplice, Mrs. Lovett. Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell directs and choreographs the production that began previews Aug. 11 for a run through Oct. 9. Sweeney Todd has a score by Sondheim and a book by Wheeler.

The cast also includes Kevin Gudahl as Judge Turpin, George Keating as Pirelli, Jonah Rawitz as Tobias Ragg, Emily Rohm as Johanna, Travis Taylor as Anthony, George Andrew Wolff as Beadle Bamford and Heidi Kettenring as the Beggar Woman.

The ensemble features Larry Adams, John Francis Babbo, Kevin Barthel, Sean Effinger Dean, John Finley, Natalie Ford, Kristen French, Patrick Gagnon, David Girolmo, Cory Goodrich, Jennifer Grubb, Matthew Jones, Rachel Klippel, Catherine Lord, Ann McMann, Alex Newkirk and James Rank.

Sweeney Todd has set design by Kevin Depinet, lighting design by Jesse Klug, costume design by Theresa Ham, sound design by Garth Helm and wig design by Rick Jarvie.

The original production of Sweeney Todd won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, when it premiered on Broadway in 1979 starring Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. The 2005 Broadway revival, directed by John Doyle, featured a reduced cast, all of whom played instruments as well as their respective roles.

For tickets, phone (630) 530-0111 or visit DruryLaneOakbrook.

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